Category Archives: How To Make Miniature Food

Tutorial on how to make 1″ scale miniature food for your dollhouse using polymer clay.

Thanksgiving Morning In The Kitchen

Just Like Mom & Grandma Used To Make! Home kitchens are usually busy but never more bustling than on Thanksgiving morning. Mom, Grandma, Aunt Mabel… or Dad and Uncle Bob… the names change from kitchen to kitchen and are just … Continue reading

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See What’s Cooking Today In The Crown Jewel Imaginarium!

An Apple A Day… Crisp fall apples! These mini Granny Smith’s and MacIntosh have not been baked or sealed yet, so the color will lighten up after baking, but here’s a peek at my tile this morning… Robin ♥ ©Copyright … Continue reading

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2016 Annual Halloween Collectible by IGMA Artisan Robin Brady-Boxwell

“Trick or Treat!” It’s that time of year again and my 2016 Annual Halloween Collectible will create an instant party scene in your dollhouse! This “Trick or Treat” dessert table is crammed with a huge array of festive fun. Petits … Continue reading

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Q: What’s In A Name?

A: Coffee! Coffee, cup o’ joe, java, espresso, cappuccino… call it what you will but it’s a nice hot cup of yummy and I’m serving it to you in tiny mugs personalized with hundreds of names, greetings and nicknames! I … Continue reading

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Double The Pleasure!

I’m in Dolls House World too? While waiting for the glue to dry on my latest project I found myself browsing through the current digital issue of Dolls House World (October 2015) and a little blueberry cake on the cover … Continue reading

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The Dolls House Magazine Cover & Feature!

My First Cover! My art has been featured in magazines, but this is my very first cover! Special thanks to editor Katie Holloway and her very talented team at The Dolls House Magazine for an amazing layout and well written … Continue reading

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NEW! Special Reserve Vinegar

Crown Jewel Miniatures Special Reserve Collection Continues! Check out the latest addition to my Special Reserve collection… red wine vinegar. Inspired by crates of prize-winning bottles of vinegars and herb infused olive oils imported from Italy, these distinctive bottles are … Continue reading

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Make A Strawberry Phyllo Pastry With Me Via Miniature Collector Magazine!

Making Phyllo Pastry Cakes With Crown Jewel Miniatures! Puff pastry cakes! See the December 2013 issue of Miniature Collector magazine for my latest tutorial- Phyllo Pastry Cakes! In the spring of 2012 I set out to create an original, rustic … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel Miniatures 2103 Annual Halloween Collectible

©Dessert Table At The Witch’s Ball! Count Dracula, dressed in his finest, flashed his pearly fangs and bowed over the gnarled hand of Agatha, the supreme witch of Miniland as he asked for the favor of a dance. His last … Continue reading

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Autumn Splendor In 1:12 Scale

“The leaves are falling but my imagination is soaring!” Autumn is my favorite time of year and I’ve got a wide range of seasonal miniatures in store for you! –Hollowed pumpkins filled with pumpkin bisque soup served in a ring … Continue reading

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OK Back To Our Regularly Scheduled SUMMER Minis! <3

“Crown Jewel Miniatures Sells Chocolate Seashell Cakes By The Mini Seashore” I can’t sign out of my blog today leaving you with Christmas minis in August so here’s a peek at what I’m listing today in my eBay– Crown Jewel … Continue reading

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“How’d ja like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?” -Bing Crosby

“How’d ja like to stay up late- like the islanders do? Wait for Santa to sail in with your presents- in a canoe?” -Bing Crosby I feel like I’m on Christmas Island right about now! LOL One minute we’re outside … Continue reading

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What’s Next In The ©Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium?

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson I’m not sure if I’m trying to get a head start on my autumn art or if I’m just determined to … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel Miniatures Shabby Bakery – A work in progress

“You are a beautiful cupcake in a world full of muffins” – unknown Q- What does a busy miniaturist do when she’s supposed to be working? A- Dig through the supply closet for wire needed on her current project, find … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel Miniatures On Display In The Christmas In Newport Candlelight House Tour – Newport, R.I.

Crown Jewel Miniatures On Display In The Christmas In Newport Candlelight House Tour – Newport, R.I. Visitors who took part in the 42 Annual Tour of Historic Private Homes, sponsored by Christmas In Newport, were in for a rare treat … Continue reading

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Let them eat…. pie?

What’s Cooking In The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium? Pies!  Pies!  Pies! The scent of fresh baked pie coming from the oven is comforting and familiar.  Winter, spring, summer or fall, just imagine that smell.  What’s your favorite?  Is it the juicy blueberry … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel Miniatures Is All Over The Board!

What’s Cooking In The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium? Who said boards are boring? A well accessorized board can transform a miniature kitchen in seconds! Many of my boards are crammed with handmade serving ware, custom accessories (real shells, handmade rolling pins, cake … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel Miniatures Featured In American Miniaturist Magazine!

My First Feature Article!    There is HUGE excitement in the Crown Jewel Miniatures imaginarium today!  For the first time ever my miniature food art is in print as a feature article!  I am thrilled beyond belief and give MEGA THANKS to American … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking In The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium?

What’s Cooking In The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium? Pumpkin Soup!      The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium is always busy!  This realistic pumpkin soup making board will instantly bring all the colors of autumn to your 1″ sale dollhouse.  Two pumpkins have been hollowed out and one … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking In The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium?

What’s New In The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium? Banana Nut Bread!    The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium is rocking this morning!  I’m busy making banana nut bread to go with the partially peeled bananas I made last week.  Get ready for some wonderful preparation boards this … Continue reading

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Closed For Vacation

It’s Vacation Time!          I am on vacation until July 21, 2012. My Etsy shop (CrownJewelMiniatures) is temporarily closed during this time but I’ll be listing new art (like this yummy lasagne & Italian bread combo) when … Continue reading

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More From The Crown Jewel Miniatures Blueberry Buffet Table!

More From The Crown Jewel Miniatures Blueberry Buffet Table! Make a blueberry buckle with Crown Jewel Miniatures! To coincide with my tutorial to make a blueberry buckle in American Miniaturist magazine (July 2012), I’ve been as busy as a bee … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel Miniatures in American Miniaturist Magazine!

American Miniaturist July 2012 Make a blueberry buckle with Crown Jewel Miniatures! Crown Jewel Miniatures Blueberry Buffet! Summer is a great time for berries and I’ve created an all-new tutorial for you! Grab the July 2012 issue of American Miniaturist … Continue reading

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Everything is coming up.. lemons?

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Everything is coming up.. lemons? A few weeks ago I set out to make one lemon cake and this is the result…. Forget about roses (although some of these … Continue reading

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Tapping The Fountain Of Imagination

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Tapping The Fountain Of Imagination Not long ago, one of my collectors posted this question to me in Facebook: Friend Crown Jewel Miniatures on Facebook! “Robin, Just a simple … Continue reading

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What’s in your parfait glass?

What’s in your parfait glass? I’ve had enormous fun making miniature parfaits lately! Some of these dreamy desserts have sold but I’ll list more during the first week of May 2012 and take custom orders for flavors (colors) then too. … Continue reading

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New Custom Orders Temporarily On Hold

Due to my current backlog I’m unable to take on any more custom orders until the end of April 2012. I may be really slow answering emails too because of this. Please be understanding folks. I don’t want to disappoint … Continue reading

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Copycats and Parrots; The Bane of The Miniature Food Artist

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Copycats and Parrots; The Bane Of The Miniature Food Artist They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Whoever “they” are, they lied. Miniaturists, especially those who … Continue reading

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A Word About My Piping

A Word About My Piping All my marshmallows, meringues, cake lettering, piped frosting, whipped toppings and ice creams are individually hand piped without the use of molds. Very Best, Robin Crown Jewel Miniatures ©Copyright 2012 Crown Jewel Miniatures. All rights … Continue reading

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Meet Chef Ina Coffin© by Crown Jewel Miniatures

eBay ID: Crown_Jewel_Miniatures I’m thrilled to introduce Chef Ina Coffin©, the 2011 edition of the Crown Jewel Miniatures Annual Halloween series! Chef Ina Coffin© is only the second in the series and she is now available via eBay in all … Continue reading

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Store Stock Coming Your Way!!!

eBay ID: Crown_Jewel_Miniatures I’ve recently acquired stock from a brick and mortar dollhouse store that closed when the owner retired and will be listing them during the month of February on eBay (ID: Crown_Jewel_Miniatures). I’ve got all kinds of goodies! … Continue reading

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Silver Elegance Collection by Crown Jewel Miniatures

Introducing Crown Jewel Miniatures Silver Elegance Collection Introducing my new “Silver Elegance Collection”, inspired by the beauty and grace of the Gilded Age. Finely made, a la carte artisan food served on faux silver or gold serving ware. Each piece … Continue reading

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New IGMA Blog!

Calling All Miniaturists and Collectors! The International Guild of Miniature Artisans has just announced it has launched it’s own blog! http://igma.org/blog/ IGMA hopes “to use the blog to keep IGMA members and the miniatures community abreast of IGMA events, and … Continue reading

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A Word About My Trademark

A Word About My Trademark As a miniaturist selling to the public, I have no control over my work being resold by unauthorized retailers (often with a significant markup) without my knowledge. While I appreciate the free exposure, I prefer … Continue reading

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Making Broken Eggshells!

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Making Broken Eggshells Eggshells and yolks: Basic Tools & Materials: Polymer clay. (White, translucent, sunflower yellow and if you want brown eggs, sahara and chocolate) Baking tile Clay rolling … Continue reading

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Making Miniature Crepes!

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Making miniature crepes Making miniatures crepes has got to be one of the easiest projects and using my technique you can add a touch of realism that will leave … Continue reading

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Comfort Foods In The Dollhouse

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Comfort Foods In The Dollhouse Adding “comfort foods” to your dollhouse kitchen or dining room can give it a homey touch and make it seem “lived in”. Here are … Continue reading

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Adding Things To Your Polymer Clay

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Adding Things To Your Polymer Clay Cakes and breads, for instance, do not look real when made with just polymer clay. Even if you shape a beautiful cake, or … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Something! (Chocolate Chip Cookies)

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Let’s Make Something! Some of the easiest things to begin making are things that don’t require the use of advanced techniques. Start off simple… make batches of cookies! Chocolate … Continue reading

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Starting Out Simple… Scale, Color, Shading & Sealing

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Starting Out Simple… Scale, Color, Shading & Sealing If this is your very first endeavor using polymer clay to make miniature food, my best advice to you is to … Continue reading

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Working With Polymer Clay

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Working With Polymer Clay By now you’re probably wondering what’s next. Before opening your clay you’ll want to do a few simple, but important, things to ensure your project … Continue reading

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Choosing A Brand Of Polymer Clay

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Choosing A Brand of Polymer Clay Fimo, Sculpey, Cernit, Makins, Premo, Kato… How do you choose? All polymer clay is not alike! Choosing a brand will depend on your … Continue reading

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Getting Started – Making Minis With Polymer Clay

 Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures  Getting Started  This blog is intended as a helpful guide in creating realistic, one inch scale (1:12th) polymer clay food for use in a dollhouse. Of course you can … Continue reading

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